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asp_components thread: simulate asphttp

Message #1 by "Tom McDonald" <tomandlis@h...> on Sun, 1 Dec 2002 15:14:21
I am constructing a post request and I would like to post it to a page
using asp code, i.e., I don't want to make a form and then press a
button.  I have read that the third party component asphttp works for
this purpose, but my IHP doesn't provide this component.

Is there some way to simulate the asphttp component?  I thought I
might be able to use the ServerXMLHTTP component, which my IHP does
provide, but I think that will only post well formed xml.  Hmmm. 
Anybody got any ideas.

FYI, I plan to construct the post request by converting the java code
below to asp.  I am only going to user the part that constructs the
post request string.  I don't think ASP can make output sockets or
input readers, but I could be wrong.

Thanks, Tom

Post Request construction code:

-construct using code (Java)
    try {
        // Construct data
        String data = URLEncoder.encode("key1", "UTF-8") + "=" +
URLEncoder.encode("value1", "UTF-8");
        data += "&" + URLEncoder.encode("key2", "UTF-8") + "=" +
URLEncoder.encode("value2", "UTF-8");
        // Create a socket to the host
        String hostname = "hostname.com";
        int port = 80;
        InetAddress addr = InetAddress.getByName(hostname);
        Socket socket = new Socket(addr, port);
        // Send header
        String path = "/servlet/SomeServlet";
        BufferedWriter wr = new BufferedWriter(new
OutputStreamWriter(socket.getOutputStream(), "UTF8"));
        wr.write("POST "+path+" HTTP/1.0\r\n");
        wr.write("Content-Length: "+data.length()+"\r\n");
        // Send data
        // Get response
        BufferedReader rd = new BufferedReader(new
        String line;
        while ((line = rd.readLine()) != null) {
            // Process line...
    } catch (Exception e) {

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